Seductive Spots: The Haute 5 Romantic Restaurants in Los Angeles

Why not start the new year off right by treating your sweetie to an elegant evening of fine food and wine? Reservations at any of these romantic dining establishments is sure to send you home with warm, fuzzy feelings of love.

Saam at The Bazaar

Amidst the bustle of the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills sits one of the most intimate dining experiences in Los Angeles: Saam. Named after hotel proprietor and SBE founder Sam Nazarian, Saam is the hidden gem of the buzzing Bazaar by José Andrés. The non-descript entry door is tucked behind Bar Centro and hidden by curtains, so many guests might not even notice this dining establishment, which is probably better, considering it only seats 40 at a time. Philippe Starck designed the space to invoke thoughts of private dinner parties in an impeccably decorated home. The unique dining experience does not end with the decor. If you are lucky enough to snag one of the coveted tables (don’t even think of going without reservations), a dinner at Saam involves a 20-course individual tasting of small plates that pay tribute to the greatest chefs like Julia Child and Ferran Adria with a decidedly Andrés twist. While pricey ($170 per person with wine pairings, which help escalate the chance of romance after the dinner is through), it is sure to impress even the A-list starlets who like to play demure.

Saam at the Bazaar by José Andrés is located in SLS Hotel Beverly Hills at 465 S. La Cienega Blvd.; 310.246.5545